Sessions, Dates & Rates

We are thrilled to offer the following sessions to choose from:

SessionGrade Completed2018 Session DatesEarly Bird Rate*Regular Rate
First Session HatikvahGrades 1 through 6Sunday, July 1 – Sunday, July 29$3,660 + GST$4,026 + GST
Second Session HatikvahGrades 1 through 8Tuesday, July 31 – Tuesday, August 14$2,085 + GST$2,293 + GST
First Session KochotGrades 7 & 8Sunday, July 1 – Sunday, July 29$3,660 + GST$4,026 + GST
Second Session KochotGrades 7 & 8Tuesday, July 31 – Tuesday, August 14$2,085 + GST$2,293 + GST
GiborimGrades 1 & 2Tuesday, July 31 – Sunday, August 5$850 + GST$935 + GST
SITSGrade 9Sunday, July 1 – Tuesday, August 14$4,945 + GST$5,439 + GST
Full SessionGrades 1 through 8Sunday, July 1 – Tuesday, August 14$4,945 + GST$5,439 + GST
Family CampThursday, August 16 – Sunday, August 19$999 + GST
Above rates DO NOT include annual Family Membership to the Camp Hatikvah Foundation ($100) which will be charged PER FAMILY
*The Early Bird Rate is available for campers who register between September 18th and December 1st, 2017

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY

Please note that there is significant advantage to registering prior to December 1st as fees increase after then. Take advantage of this by registering early!!!!

Please also note the following:

  • Fees include transportation to and from Vancouver or to and from the Kelowna airport as well as a camp t-shirt
  • Fees do not include GST of 5%
  • Fees do not include annual family membership to the Camp Hatikvah Foundation of $100. This membership is charged per family, not per child. You will receive a donation receipt for this membership amount

Registration Procedures:

Monday, September 18th beginning at 9:00 am: “Save my Place” Returning Camper Application Day

Returning campers from 2017 wishing to stay in the SAME SESSION they were enrolled in during the 2017 season are invited to submit an application for the 2018 season.

Tuesday, September 19th beginning at 9:00 am: “Change my Place” Returning Camper Application Day

Returning campers from 2017 wishing to change into a different session than they were in during the 2017 season are invited to submit an application for the 2018 season. If the session an applicant wishes to change into is full, we will guarantee you your spot in the same session you were in for 2017.

Wednesday, September 20th beginning at 9:00 am: Open Registration

All other applicants are invited to submit an application for the 2018 season.

Please note the following:

  1. Registration will be handled on a first-come, first served basis within each registration category/day.
  2. SIT applications are subject to approval. Applicants born in 2003 should submit a basic camp application on September 18th and we will send you additional forms for completion within the week.
  3. Campers who participated in Giborim last summer should register on September 18th if they would like to apply to Second Session and on September 19th if they would like to apply to First Session.
  4. Due to the fact that we are anticipating more demand than we have space in First Session, Camp Hatikvah reserves the right to limit registration in First Session to children born in 2009 and earlier only. If your child was born in 2010 and would like to attend First Session, please apply for that session and we will contact you the week of September 25th to advise if we will be accepting those applications. If we inform you at that time that we are not accepting children born in 2010 into First Session this summer, we will guarantee you a space in 2nd session.

Payment Policies

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit must be made by each applicant at the time of registration. The deposit amount for each session is as follows:

Session NameNon-Refundable Deposit
Giborim (5 Nights)$200
Hatikvah 2 (14 Nights)$250
Hatikvah 1 (28 Nights)$500
Kochot 1 (28 Nights)$500
Kochot 2 (14 Nights)$250
SITs (44 Nights)$750

Please note that deposit amounts may be different for those who have submitted a complete campership application form. Please contact us for details.

Payment Plan: Camp Hatikvah recognizes that sending children to camp involves a huge financial commitment and strives to make paying for camp easier for families by offering the following payment options:

  1. Payment in full by December 1st, 2017: Payment is due in full at time of registration and we will happily provide you with an additional 2% discount on the early bird rate.
  2. Payment by installment for those registered by December 31st, 2017: Fees will be broken into 6 equal monthly installments between January and June 1st, 2018. Your credit card will automatically be processed on the following days: January 1st, February 1st, March 1st, April 1st, May 2nd & June 1st.
  3. Payment by installment for those registered after January 1st, 2018:  Fees will be broken into installments as follows:
    • Campers registered in January: Deposit will be due at the time of application and your remaining fees will be broken into 5 equal fee installments to be paid on February 1st, March 1st, April 1st, May 2nd & June 1st.
    • Campers registered in February: Deposit will be due at the time of application and your remaining fees will be broken into 4 equal fee installments to be paid on March 1st, April 1st, May 2nd, June 1st.
    • Campers registered in March – Deposit will be due at the time of application and your remaining fees will be broken into 3 equal fee installments to be paid on April 1st, May 2nd & June 1st.
    • Campers registered in April – Deposit will be due at the time of application and your remaining fees will be broken into 2 equal fee installments to be paid May 2nd & June 1st.
    • Campers registered in May – Deposit will be due at the time of application and your remaining fees will be charged to your credit card on June 1st.
    • Campers registered in June or July will be required to make full payment at the time of application.

Please note the following important registration policies:

  • All deposits are considered non-refundable.
  • The January, February and March installments are FULLY REFUNDABLE if written notice of withdrawal from our programming is given to our offices before MARCH 31st 2018. On April 1st 2018, any installments paid in the past and all installments paid in the future are non-refundable and cannot be made into a receiptable donation.
  • Families requesting financial assistance will be given a payment plan specific to their fees.
  • Please note that no camper will be permitted to attend Camp Hatikvah unless full payment has been received by June 1st 2018 (exceptions will made for those families on financial assistance)

Camperships:

One of our greatest accomplishments at Camp Hatikvah is our campership program. Last year, with the help of B.C. Gaming, the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and donors in our community, we were able to over $100,000 in financial aid to families who otherwise may not be able to access our programming.

If you would like to send your child to camp but are concerned about the affordability of our program, please contact us. We will provide you with information about our financial assistance program and how we may be able to make Camp Hatikvah a reality for your child. The process of applying for campership assistance is handled with the utmost respect for your integrity and privacy and we encourage anyone in need of assistance to apply.

To follow is a brief description of each session. For your ease, they have been organized here according to age, starting with our sessions for our youngest campers:

Session explanations and options:

GIBORIM

Applicable Age: Campers completing Grades 1 and 2
Session Length: 5 nights
Dates: July 31st– August 5th, 2018
Cost: $935 (plus GST)

Program Description: Giborim is designed to expose first time campers to the magic our Camp. Participants have an opportunity to sample every activity we have to offer and begin to gain confidence in their ability to try new things. This 5 day session provides for the perfect introduction to sleep-away camp.

HATIKVAH 2

Applicable Age: Campers completing Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Session Length: 14 nights
Dates: July 31st– August 14th, 2018
Cost: $2293 (plus GST)

Program Description: Hatikvah 2 has been specially designed for campers who are ready for a sleep-away experience but are still getting used to being away from home for an extended period of time. Its two week session length gives campers the perfect opportunity to build both their skill set and their confidence. Campers in this session will see significant growth in their ability to be self-reliant and will feel a great sense of accomplishment in having tried a plethora of new things.

HATIKVAH 1

Applicable Age: Campers completing Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Session Length: 28 nights
Dates: July 1st– July 29th,  2018
Cost: $4026 (plus GST)

Program Description: Hatikvah 1 has been designed for confident campers who are ready to experience four solid weeks of camp fun. Strengthening skills and building self-confidence are the highlights of this program and campers will truly learn a great deal about themselves and their abilities during this experience.

KOCHOT 1

Applicable Age: Campers completing Grades 7 & 8
Session Length: 28 nights
Dates: July 1– July 29, 2018
Cost: $4026 (plus GST)

Program Description: Kochot has been designed to encourage our campers emerging sense of independence. Campers in this unit enjoy our full array of aquatic, athletic and artistic programming and are also introduced to outdoor education when they participate in a 3 day canoe trip. Because this is designed specifically for those born in 2003 and 2004 only, programming is highly specialized towards the needs of teenagers and how we can best broaden their social horizons.

KOCHOT 2

Applicable Age: Campers completing Grades 7 & 8
Session Length: 14 nights
Dates: July 31st- August 14th, 2018
Cost: $2293 (plus GST)

Program Description: Kochot has been designed to encourage our campers emerging sense of independence. Campers in this unit enjoy our full array of aquatic, athletic and artistic programming and are also introduced to outdoor education when they participate in a 3 day canoe trip. Because this is designed specifically for those born in 2003 and 2004 only, programming is highly specialized towards the needs of teenagers and how we can best broaden their social horizons.

FULL SESSION

Applicable Age: Campers completing Grade 1-8
Session Length: 44 nights
Dates: July 1– August 14th, 2018
Cost: $5439 (plus GST)

Program Description: Full session is for campers who are looking to spend a full 6 weeks at camp. This program is designed for campers who have solid camp skills and want to spend as much time as possible at camp. Campers will leave with first session campers and return to camp with second session campers so parents must make necessary arrangements.

STAFF IN TRAINING

Applicable Age: Campers completing Grade 9
Session Length: 44 nights
Dates: July 1– August 14th, 2018
Cost: $5439 (plus GST)

Program Description: Our Staff In Training Program has been created to enhance the leadership and skill set of our oldest campers. While participants are still considered full-fledged campers and have the opportunity to participate in all of the activities we offer, they are also given several opportunities throughout the summer to act in a leadership capacity towards our other campers. They spend time participating in a mentorship program with our youngest campers which is a rewarding experience for all involved. Campers in this unit are specifically encouraged to achieve certification in either the bronze medallion or bronze cross swimming levels and achieve competence in captaining a sailboat and sterning a canoe. Additionally, campers in this unit will have the opportunity to participate in a 5 day canoe trip in which they we set up camp, learn to start a fire, prepare their own meals and appreciate the great outdoors. The S.I.T. program is a special one and is the culmination of a campers experience at our camp.